Best Things To Do in Nanchang, China

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  • Tengwang Pavilion: A beautiful building that is a sight to behold and one of the prettiest places to visit. Climb up to see the fantastic view of the city. Hire a tourist guide for information on this pavilion. Entry fee may be a bit pricey.
  • Nanchang Bayi Square: This is a great place to start sightseeing if you’re visiting Nanchang. It is the second largest square in China after Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Definitely include this site in your trip planner, especially if you’re interested in China’s political history.
  • Autumn Water Square: A free light and water show that takes place at night. If you travel with kids to Nanchang, this show is not to be missed and must be included in your itinerary planner.
  • Star of Nanchang: One of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world. You need to get lucky with the weather in order to see some spectacular views of the city. A nice way to spend some time if you’re looking for things to do in the city.

Below we have a list of things to do in Nanchang and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Nanchang getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Nanchang with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Nanchang

Here is the list of things to do in Nanchang and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Tengwang Pavilion

    Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture , Heritage Building

    Built during 654 A.D during the Tang dynasty it was named after Li Yuanying who assumed the name Tengwang upon being knighted. The tower was originally three storeys high and was later rebuilt about 29 times in the course of 1300 years. In 1989 the famous architect Liang Sicheng laid the final touches to the monument which has now become a landmark of Nanchang. Standing on the banks of River Ga...Read more
  2. Nanchang Bayi Square

    Outdoors, Entertainment, Square

    The Bayi Square (literally known as August 1st Sqaure) in the southern part were built to commemorate the Nanchang uprising that happened in August 1 1927. It was here that The Kuomintang Nationalist Party established a "Revolutionary Committee" to plan the spark that was expected to ignite a widespread peasant uprising. Later, it was this uprising that paved way for the formation of People&rsq...Read more
  3. Star Of Nanchang

    Landmark, Entertainment

    The second tallest Ferris wheel in the world, the Star of Nanchang is a whopping 160mt tall preceded only by Singapore Flyer. Opened to the world on May 2006 and built with superb precision and efficiency there are 60 capsules in the wheel, each representing a minute. Hence passengers can actually board or alight on the capsule without the wheel ever having to stop. Each capsule is air conditio...Read more
  4. Meiling National Scenic Area

    Outdoors, View Point, Hiking Trail, Scenic Drive

    Away from the hustle and bustle of the city lies a calm and serene mountain range of Meiling. It is actually closer to Nanchang than Mt. Lushun which makes it a more convenient destination for a weekend trip. The air is fresh and the vegetation is lush green, the locals are friendly and helpful, the shops on the way are small and efficient. The perfect combination of all of it makes it the best...Read more
  5. Autumn Water Square

    Entertainment, Fountain

    Known as Asia’s largest musical fountain, the fountains at the autumn square shoot water at a height of about 130 metres. Standing at the north of Gan River the water square covers about 80,000sqmts and the fountains extend about 12,000sqmt. At night when columns of colourful water shoot up the sky in a rhythm, is when it attracts the most number of tourists. There are shopping areas near...Read more
  6. Shengjin Tower

    Historical Site, Restaurant, Tower, Heritage Building

    This tower was built during the Tang dynasty more than a millennium ago. It shares an interesting story where a wandering monk found a big box hidden in the earth which contained 4 sets of golden ropes, 3 ancient swords and a golden vase full of Buddha’s relics. Hence the land was considered holy and tower was built on the spot. It is 7 floors long in a regular octahedron shape and a spir...Read more
  7. Tianxiang Park

    Outdoors, Park, Picnic Spot

    A natural wetland turned tourist spot Tianxiang Park is one of the most beautiful places for a leisure stroll or a fun picnic with family and friends. Apart from the usual trees, bushes, flowers and green walkways the park also has a tea house, a temple, cloud-chuen, calligraphy and painting rooms and an archaize construction. Covering an area of 112 acres, the park is also known for winning th...Read more
  8. Youmin Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Landmark

    This is a pleasant temple away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Youmin temple was built in 503A.D and went through numerous renovations and reconstructions and was finally completed in 1995. The temple is bright with yellow and red colour which adds a distinct charm to it. Also in the interiors, one can find a lot of enshrined Buddha’s and prayer rooms resounding with the chanting ...Read more
  9. Badashanren Memorial Hall

    Museum, Memorial, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    A museum named and dedicated to one of the most revered, authentic and distinguished painters during the Qing dynasty, Badashanren. His real name was Zhu Da and was born of a royal descent in the family of first Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang. His paintings were mainly composed of flowers and birds but his choice of colour was interesting. His artworks and calligraphy have remained popular for almo...Read more
  10. Jiangxi Museum

    Museum, Specialty Museum

    This is a small but efficient museum in the Jiangxi province which houses many relics. The museum is divided primarily into three sections namely: Nature section comprises of pictures & models of dinosaurs and evolution of butterflies. Collection sections comprises of many relics of Jianxi Ancient Civilization History, the Exhibition of Jiangxi Revolutionary Relics and the Exhibition of Ji...Read more
  11. Jinggang Mountain

    Outdoors, View Point

    The mountains are not just a place for scenic beauty but also an important turning point in the history of China. It was red army base camp during the Cultural Revolution. It is here Mao Zedong consolidated his army of 1000 men and joined hands with Zhu De and number increased to more than 8000. Hence, there are also many places of interest relating to the revolution such as Mt. Jinggang Revolu...Read more
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